Philosophy of the programme

This programme covers the study of technologies that handle information and enable communication. A key feature is the incorporation of a strong theoretical foundation as well as industry relevant skills in the various technologies related to ICT.

In today’s highly interconnected world, information and communication technologies (ICTs) are crucial to the successful operations of any business. Data is building at an unprecedented rate, with information now at the core of modern world business. Our course introduces you to how ICT systems can be managed, and how business applications can be integrated. You gain the design, development, implementation and management skills to effectively manage these technologies, focussing on how ICT systems can support an organisation

The major aims of the programme:

The thrust of this programme is to churn out graduates who will be ICT professionals, with the ability to think critically, be analytical, confront the challenges of the IT industry with open mind and come up with effective and efficient solutions in order to adapt to the rapid developments in Information & Communication Technologies. The programme focuses on equipping the students with the technical skills and knowledge required to create IT applications and to understand the business environment in which that development takes place. Essentially, the programme is geared towards providing an education in the theory and application of information and communication technologies, which will produce well-equipped graduates to develop, maintain and enhance the ICT infrastructure in organisations and to manage ICT resources to support a range of organisational functions.

The objectives of the programme are:

  • To expose students to the most current tools and technologies and the fundamental principles that underlie them within the context of ICT.
  • To equip and enhance students’ ability and competence to meet the needs of the fast-growing information and communications technology industry
  • To solve ICT problems in a business/industrial context.
  • To  make it possible for graduates to communicate effectively technical information to technical, management, user, and academic audiences
  • To endow graduates with the ability and competence to operate computing equipment effectively, based on an understanding of its hardware and software elements
  • To produce competent ICT practitioners, able to use technology and capable of assuming a leadership role in its implementation;
  • To produce graduates who are effective problem solvers, with the ability to integrate information systems and technology into the workplace;
  • To churn out graduates who have the  competence and background sufficient for further studies/ research ICT  and its allied fields
  • To facilitate the production of entrepreneurial graduates who will be adventurous to create their own jobs in the field of ICT and its related areas.


NSBT shall admit all qualified students (as per the minimum requirements jointly published by the National Council for Tertiary Education and the National Accreditation Board of Ghana) without reference to race, ethnicity, religion, politics, nationality or country of citizenship. The student entry requirements shall be as follows:

  • General Certificate of Education (Ordinary and Advanced Levels): Passes at credit level in at least five (5) subjects (including English Language and Mathematics) in the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) Ordinary Level and three (3) passes at the Advanced Level of the GCE with General Paper. One of the advanced level passes should be a grade D or better.
  • WASSCE: Candidates must have six credit passes (A1-C6) in English, Mathematics and Integrated Science (Biology or Agricultural Science for Nigerian applicants) or Social Studies, and three elective subjects, (in the West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
  • SSSCE: For Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE), candidates must have six credit passes (A-D) in the three Core Subjects and three elective Subjects.
  • GBCE:  Applicants with the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) results should have credit passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.
  • Holders of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)/ International Baccalaureate (IB) must possess at least Grades A*/A-C in English, Mathematics and Biology at the Standard (SL)/’O’ Level, in addition to three Higher Level (HL – A to C)/’A’ Level (A to D)/IB 2 (A to C) grades in the relevant subjects.
  • HND & Other Diploma HoldersCandidates with a good Higher National Diploma, HND, certificate (i.e. at least 2nd Class Lower Division) from recognised universities or institutions in programmes related to the School’s programmes shall be considered for admission. In addition, applicants must have acquired a 2-year post-HND qualification working experience. Other Diploma qualifications from elsewhere assessed to be equivalent to the HND may be similarly considered.
  • Mature Student Entry Requirements: Candidates aged at least 25 years with basic academic qualifications e.g. four passes in any O’ level subjects and who write and pass an entrance examination (moderated by our Mentor University) in English, Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology and General Business shall be considered for admission. They shall also be required to attend an interview.
  • Foreign Qualifications: All Foreign qualifications shall be referred to the National Accreditation Board for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission into our Institution.

Employment and career prospects

Upon completion of the programme, graduates would have been sufficiently equipped and encouraged to start up their own businesses. Graduates could be employed in any business organization or institution in any part of the world particularly in Ghana as System Analyst, Software Engineers, Network Administrators, Database Managers or even set-up and manage their own businesses.



Course NumberCourse NameCredit
GENS 101Language & Communication Skills I3
GENS 103Introductory French2
GENS 105Introductory Mathematics3
GENS 107Principles of Leadership2
GENS 109Introduction to Psychology3
GENS 111Introduction To Information Technology I3
NBIT 111Programming Principles3
Total Credits19




Course NumberCourse NameCredit
GENS 102Language & Communication Skills II3
GENS 104Intermediate  French2
GENS 106Intermediate Mathematics3
GENS 108Introduction to Information Technology  113
GENS 110Introduction to Logic & Critical thinking3
GENS 112Social Ethics2
NBIT 114Programming I3
NBIT 116Basic Digital Electronics2




Course NumberCourse NameCredit
NBIT 201Introduction to Microprocessors3
NBIT 203Probability and Statistics I3
NBIT 205Web Design and Multimedia3
NBIT 207Programming with C++3
NBIT 209Data Structures & Algorithms3
NBIT 211Computer Organization & Architecture3
Total Credits18






Course NumberCourse NameCredit
NBIT 200Probability and Statistics II3
NBIT 202Programming with Java3
NBIT 204Human Computer Interaction3
NBIT 206Operating Systems3
NBIT 208Systems Analysis and Design3
NBIT 210Computer Security3
NBCC 299Practicum I2
Total Credits20




Course NumberCourse NameCredit
NBIT 301Discrete Structures3
NBCC303Research Methods3
NBIT 305Database Management Systems (SQL)3
NBIT 307Operational Research3
NBIT 309Web-Based Application Development3
NBIT 311Programming with Visual studio .NET3
NBIT 313Data Comm. & Computer Networks3
Total Credits21




Course NumberCourse NameCredit
NBIT  300Data Mining3
NBIT  302Cloud Computing3
NBIT  304Survey of Programming Languages3
NBIT  306Computer Graphics3
NBIT  308Software Engineering3
NBCC 312Organisational Behaviour3
NBCC 399Practicum II2
Total Credits20



Course NumberCourse NameCredit
NBIT 401Social, Legal & Ethical issues in Computing3
NITM403e-Business and e-Marketing3
NBIT 405Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems3
NBIT 407Network Systems and Administration3
NBIT 409Mobile Technologies3
NBIT 411Mobile Application Development3
NBCC 499Project work I3
Total Credits21





Course NumberCourse NameCredit
NBIT 400Management Information Systems3
NBCC 402Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management3
NBIT 404Web Databases3
NBIT 406Business Intelligent Systems3
NBIT 408Computer Forensic Investigation3
NBIT 410:Open Source Computing3
NBCC499Project work II3
Total credits21